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Offline Rogerc

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Italians vs Abysinians AAR
« on: April 26, 2018, 04:33:30 PM »
Cracking wee game with a Colonial Italian force fighting off hordes of Abysinian Warriors post Adowa.

Write up on the blog with lots of pictures see what you think.

https://gapagnw.blogspot.co.uk/

IMG_20180412_195128 by Roger Castle, on Flickr
IMG_20180412_195141 by Roger Castle, on Flickr
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My blog gapagnw.blogspot.co.uk

Offline ragbones

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Re: Italians vs Abysinians AAR
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2018, 06:37:53 PM »
Great looking figures and AAR. Definitely an under represented conflict in miniature gaming. Thanks for posting.
Hail to the King, baby.

Offline Rogerc

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Re: Italians vs Abysinians AAR
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2018, 06:51:56 PM »
Cheers Ragbones. Being tempted by first battle of Gallabat with the Abysinians taking on the Mahdis dervish.

Offline Sparrow

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Re: Italians vs Abysinians AAR
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2018, 07:28:02 PM »
What an interesting campaign to game! Fascinating! Thanks so much for sharing!
Put your trust in God and keep your powder dry!

Offline Arundel

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Re: Italians vs Abysinians AAR
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2018, 04:42:18 PM »
Totally agree with the above posts! A lovely looking game. It's a shame those Abyssinian figures aren't commercially available, as they look really good -  they have a scrawny look that I'd guess is pretty accurate. Thank you for sharing!

Offline Rogerc

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Re: Italians vs Abysinians AAR
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2018, 11:08:17 PM »
I think most of them still are commercially available via stratagem games.

Offline italwars

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Re: Italians vs Abysinians AAR
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2018, 02:37:32 PM »
very good looking display ...it's of course my favourite Colonial theater..
i agree with other posters the Shoan Army is well represented and those old Stratagem Ethiopians minis are intersting...years ago i wrote to Stratagem/MW to receive a sample and make a small first ordr and never get even an answer...

Offline Arundel

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Re: Italians vs Abysinians AAR
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2018, 08:54:23 PM »
Yes, years ago I looked into the possibility of getting those figures also, but like you ran into a brick wall. Shame.

Offline Marine0846

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Re: Italians vs Abysinians AAR
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2018, 09:42:07 PM »
Love the look.
An interest period not much gamed.
Thanks for the battle report.
Semper Fi, Mac

Offline juergen c. olk

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Re: Italians vs Abysinians AAR
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2018, 01:49:23 AM »
Great Battle Report.....Poor Italians.....

Offline Helen

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Re: Italians vs Abysinians AAR
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2018, 09:15:00 AM »
Love this period of Italian history.

Offline Smokeyrone

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Re: Italians vs Abysinians AAR
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2018, 05:06:04 PM »
Great stuff
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Offline italwars

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Re: Italians vs Abysinians AAR
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2018, 10:28:15 PM »
yes i agree "poor Italians"  ;)

Offline miltiades

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Re: Italians vs Abysinians AAR
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2018, 08:43:02 AM »
wonderful pics on your blog

Offline Rogerc

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Re: Italians vs Abysinians AAR
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2018, 12:01:50 AM »
Its an interesting period, the Abysinians much better armed and organised than many of Britians colonial adverseries and the Italians employed quite a lot of conscripts alongside their better troops like the Bersaglieri and their Askari.